10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
1. WHOSE PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGNS FACE A MOMENT OF RECKONING
Republicans Marco Rubio and John Kasich are fighting for their political futures in their home states of Florida and Ohio, while Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton is hoping to keep rival Bernie Sanders from building new momentum in Tuesday's primaries.
2. WHERE A NEW DEMOCRACY HAS ELECTED A PRESIDENT
Myanmar's parliament has elected Htin Kyaw as Myanmar's new president, a watershed moment that ushers the longtime opposition party of Aung San Suu Kyi, who is expected to be de facto leader, into government.
3. NORTH KOREA ISSUES MORE WARNINGS OF WEAPONS TESTS
Kim Jong Un warns of impending tests of a nuclear warhead explosion and ballistic missiles capable of carrying atomic warheads, state media report, in an escalation of threats against Seoul and Washington.
4. RUSSIAN AIR FORCES BEGIN DEPARTING SYRIA
Moscow says its first group of warplanes has left a Russian air base in Syria.
5. ART IMITATES LIFE LEFT BEHIND FOR SYRIAN REFUGEES
Syrian artists have painted brightly colored murals of beaches, forests and faraway cities on the outer walls of trailer homes in this desert refugee camp, hoping to boost morale among fellow exiles, though it also painfully underscores whether they will ever return.
6. MARYLAND COP IS KILLED BY FRIENDLY FIRE
An undercover police officer was killed by his own colleagues' fire as he responded to an attack on his police station by a gunman with a death wish, the police chief says.
7. IS DISORDER AT TRUMP RALLIES AS AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE?
The recent dark turn of the 2016 presidential campaign — the scuffles and confrontations at Donald Trump's rallies — has brought back memories of the turmoil of the 1960s, and fueled fears that America was careering into a similarly angry and violent era.
8. MASS KILLER BREVIK MAKES NAZI SALUTE
Anders Behring Breivik, the right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in bomb and gun attacks in 2011, gives the infamous salute as he arrives at his human rights case against the Norwegian government.
9. DON'T TAKE ANYTHING, INSTEAD TRY THIS IN THE MORNING
Doctors treating chronic health problems increasingly are prescribing exercise instead of medicines for their patients.
10. IS IT STILL VIVA LAS VEGAS FOR ELVIS?
For decades, Elvis Presley has been a hunka burning love in Vegas, but the King's presence in modern day Sin City has lately been diminishing, one impersonator at a time.
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